This is a continuation from a previous post which can be referenced here https://wp.me/p3DBTC-iP
The A-20 build continues. I am at the point where I need to fill the seams and prime. Although this kit went together well there were a few areas the needed attention
In order to get the nose section to fit the rear section, I needed to glue each respective nose piece to its side of the fuselage. This allows you to align the parts together.
The trade-off is that the nose section no longer closes completely and the transparency on the front which cements to the nose section is suddenly not wide enough. Using a medical clamp I had to squeeze the nose section just ever so slightly and then cemented the canopy on and it mostly fit.
I use Milliput medium grade putty. Mix the two pieces together, apply, take a cotton swab with water and smooth it out, and some light sanding at the end. The application with the cotton swab has made it very easy to get the putty into the places it needs to be without having to do a lot of sanding later. If you look at where the vertical joins the horizontal in this picture you can see a light bit of putty pressed in and smoothed over with a cotton swab.
Finally had to put the gear together before I could add the nacelles which will require some masking over the gear when painting. The gear is very intricate and looks nice once the nacelles are on. There isn’t much else inside the nacelles unless you want to pop for Eduards A-20 interior set.
Next lots of transparency masking.